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Kern County

Spreading across the southern end of the California Central Valley, Kern County is the thirteenth-largest county by population in California.

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Kern County youth, students in special education have Halloween mixer - KERO
Local route helps Amtrak set ridership record Local route helps Amtrak set ridership record The nation's passenger rail service has set its 10th ridership record in 11 years and some of the biggest growth was on the line that serves Kern County. Ridership on the Bakersfield-to-Oakland and Bakersfield-to-Sacramento trains was up 6.6 percent in the fiscal year that ended Oct. 1, according to figures released by Amtrak Monday afternoon. That’s the second highest ridership increase in the country. Nationwide, Amtrak carried 31.6 million passengers. That’s a 1.1 percent increase over last year’s record ridership, the service said. Only the Chicago-St. Louis route, with a 9.7 percent increase, beat the San Joaquin route’s increase. “Amtrak itself is an economic engine that returns nearly three dollars to local communities for every one dollar of federal investment (FY 2010-FY 2012),” according to an Amtrak news release. “This support has allowed Amtrak to place more than $12.6 billion back into th ...
Fracking poses a big threat to not only Kern County, the Central Coast and Southern California, but to Northern California people and fish as well. Check out this superb painting!
thank u for stopping by to help the animals at Kern County animal control!
visit Morro Bay and Pismo Beach during the summer, go to Kern County Fair where you eat more deep fried crap and wait in line,
I liked a video Take a ride around the new Kern County Raceway Park (1 of 2)
The Kern County Fair comes back in like 3 weeks, no one understands my excitement.. I haven't been in like 4 years.. Im going this year!
Latino beaten by deputies dies in the latest incident for troubled Kern County...
Thank you to Kern County & Bakersfield, your ongoing support of Mendiburu Magic Foundation
Kern county animal shelter is closing at the end of September. 900 dogs and cats will be euthanized. Would you... http:…
1st case of Human Trafficking in Kern County under new laws via
From all of us at The Mission at Kern County... HAPPY LABOR DAY!
gt;Kern County Shelter,CA, lost their lease frm the city.Over 700 animals need to be placed before the end of Sept.
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“Gios the best singer in Kern County”(':
City of Bakersfield: Revoke 40-day eviction notice on Kern County Animal Control Shelter via
Kern County Fair is coming up soon, need to find someone to go with.
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Sign to save almost 700 animals in bakersfield, CA
SUPER-DUPER URGENT!!! Kern County Animal Shelter (in California) is shutting down and 700 animals need to be...
We blew out a tire in Kern County on our way to the Bowl. Can you throw a Contact our way tonight???
Gang related prosecution numbers up in Kern County: via
Taft, Delano, Shafter prisons may reopen: KERN COUNTY - It's a prospect that could bring back more jobs and money...
30 min until Vintage Join Huell on his first half-hour special in Kern County. PleaseRT
Congressmen plea for FDA action on valley fever: Kern County's two congressman and other House members have asked...
Teacher returning to classroom despite repeat DUIs: A teacher at a Kern County alternative school is scheduled to...
2 bound, raped; suspect on loose: Kern County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man accused of bounding a...
hey there. great work on the Kern county ped safety march
Kern County authorities say they've found 33000 pot plants in recent raids
$607,000 in Continuum of Care funding will be awarded to the Kern County Homeless Collaborative by the U.S. Dept.
A new AT&T app for Kern County helps residents look up restaurant health inspections via
Central CA pollution district funds for fuel efficient vehicles in Kern County
Kern County's epidemic of expulsions. Students sent to schools sometimes 40 mi. away from home, says Listen
BGCKC Records putting songs on the map! Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County
Bounty of Kern County will be held on October 26th at the KC Fairgrounds, RSVP today!
investigating Leticia campaign for in 16th CA election against...
Grapes that taste like Cotton Candy? One Kern County plant breeder developed just that. has the tale
List a County, Type 21 License starting on 7.29.13 & Receive an EXTRA $750.00 @ the close of escrow.
Health awareness via mobile app: Kern County residents can now keep tabs on restaurant health inspection grades
Kern County authorities say they've found 33,000 pot plants in recent raids via
Kern County fruit breeder creates Cotton Candy grapes, hopes they'll be the next designer-fruit like the Clementine:
Proud of work my friends in Kern County are doing! Fruit breeder hits the sweet spot with Cotton Candy grapes
Also breezy conditions expected in County mtns & desert. Winds may gust to around 40 mph in passes/canyons by this eve.
Wildfires to the north causing unhealthy air in Kern County via Choke, Choke!
Kern County is NOT where I wanna settle down for good. That's one stable thought in my head.
I put down Kern County and now I'm going through *** and back to get it fixed! 😒 It's lame!
Kern County Animal Control - Bakersfield Shelter at (661) 868-7125 CA OH, he is adorable. Reminds me of my...
Man I can't find a Kyrie Irving or Dion Waiters jersey in Kern County...
You didn't put down the Kern County one?
A day in the life... 4 pugs at one shelter, Kern County. Two came in today... two more showed up today. We need...
Just have to say : 4 pugs at one shelter alone, Kern County. Two came in today and two more females, surrendered...
Consumer Reports ranks KC hospitals: A new and controversial study ranks hospitals based on how well patients ...
Crime Prevention Specialists at the Kern County Sheriff's Office say home ... - KERO
Home burglaries in Kern Co. on the rise: Leaders with the Kern County Sheriff's Office say property crime is up.
Ever found a curly hair in your curly fries? A new app from seeks to prevent that
Kern County Animal Control says feral cat program saving lives via Glad to hear good news in cen. CA!
AERA, Chevron, OXY top EPA list of largest CO2 polluters in Kern County via
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& with us! Here's how KP manager Michele thrives w/her granddaughter!
Fire erupts at northeast Bakersfield apartment complex: Northeast Bakersfield-Bakersfield City and Kern County...
KERN COUNTY, BAKERSFIELD, CA. this sweetie. He's SENIOR and BLACK and that doesn't give him much...
...They're full of SHT up in Kern County...from judeges favoring for wht IN Y OPINION r crooked companies,TO THE HUMAN SEVRVICES TREATMENT..
On a different subject...I have aproble with Kern County Official only allowing a certain munber of towing companies 2 be.
Camping In 2 days at kern county. can't wait to see all the stars maybe some ufos ? Ha
summer Intern at pg&e & at the kern county raceway tracks ._.
& it's 81º in Amity Addrisi is the 3rd hottest newscaster in Kern County.
Are you attracting mosquitoes?: KERN COUNTY - Kern Mosquito and Vector Control says it has seen fewer mosquitoes...
Tehachapi! He just took the kern county test or something and my dad is doing interviews so he's hoping to get hired
What a great day, came over to Bakersfield to get sworn in. To represent Assemblymember Steve Fox in Kern County :)
Kathleen Lloyd, United Way of Kern County's new Data Analyst for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, uses a...
Emergency preparedness without taking into account the needs of the homeless? Not in Kern County! Read all abou...
For the record: Kern County Fire Department firefighter Paul Abarquez's name was misspelled twice in articles...
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When Palin ran, I pointed out that there are more people in Kern County CA (Bakersfield area) than in all of Alaska.
Officials: Assualt rilfes found in home: A Kern County Sheriff's Department search warrant leads to 100 grams ...
Calif. shuts down Kern County farm operator in farmworker heat death case - SFGate via
Must be a huge fire if Kern County is come down
The suspect in a Craigslist scam was arraigned today in Kern County court. Tope Onosohare Jelugbo, 28, is...
Listening to provide a Legislative update at the Chamber Luncheon. County
Mercy the Mission Mutt is a stray that wondered on to the grounds of the Mission at Kern County and was taken in...
Firefighter will be honored by Kern County Board of Supervisors.
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KC firefighters called to Mountain Fire: Seventeen Kern County strike team firefighters are on the way to the ...
Touring the in Proud to live in County the 3rd highest producing County in the
Worth noting in education: Children's advocacy leadership students ready to graduate: Kern County Network for...
The Kern County Fire Department has sent a strike team of 5 engines and 2 chief officers to the Mountain Fire near...
Proposed condominium project headed to county supervisors: Kern County supervisors will hear from upset residents...
Reflecting on death of high school chum, Jerry Lloyd, a loyal friend and correspondent, from Ridgecrest, Kern county, CA. RIP, buddy ..
Good morning, everybody! A shoutout from California City in Kern county.
Day two of POM Train the Trainer in Bakersfield, Ca. with the Kern County Sheriff's Department. POM will now...
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Kern County Sheriff's Office: Immediate dismissal and prosecution of officers via
Calif. (CN) - Kern County Sheriff's deputies beat a man to death after finding him sleeping on a...
Kern County fire crews collect nearly $125,000 for families of fallen hotshots: KERN COUNTY - Folks all around...
Street Stocks will debut this weekend at Kern County Raceway Park on the half-mile with a pair of 10 lap...
TERESA CHAGRIN: Kern County's feral cat policy does a disservice to cats and people
Bakersfield teen missing: The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating a mis...
Reposted from a reader on our wall: . "Kern county has the highest rate for stds, higher rate of teen pregnancy,...
Thank you Kern County!!! . After all of the donations given this week & weekend the final tally being deposited... htt…
The Kern County Network for Children will be providing a free training on Tuesday, July 23rd from 9 a.m. to 11...
..and just like that, back in Kern County 😩😔😣
Lake Isabella in Kern County CA though I killed my smart phone by dropping it in the lake OUCH!
stuck in Kern County til september :/
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California workplace safety officials have shut down a Kern County farm operator after a farmworker employed by the company died of possible heat-related causes. Story:
UPDATE: California Highway Patrol officers say Interstate 5 is open through the Grapevine, but it's slow-going. One lane is closed for firefighters on I-5 South. Crews are fighting seven small fires, just north of the Lebec exit. Kern County fire crews say voluntary evacuations are in place for about 50 homes in O'Neill Canyon. People are being told to go to Frazier Mountain High School.
Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, which are 110 miles (180 km) to the north and south respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population was 347,483,[12] making it the 9th l...
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kern County in CA until 9:45am PDT.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (July 2, 2013) - Kern County Raceway Park, fueled by Monster Energy, will fire off one of the biggest fireworks shows in all of Kern County this Saturday night during the KUZZ / Tire Empire Fireworks Night! NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action will heat up the track thro...
The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning in the southern Sierra Nevada south of Sequoia National Park and the Piute Mountains in Kern County. The Red Flag Warning is in effect from 7 PM this evening until 8 PM PDT Sunday evening. Expect extended periods of low humidity coupled with dry vegetation; poor overnight recoveries are anticipated in these areas.
Thinking about planning monthly paint-outs for Kern County. Few counties I've lived in have such dramatic landscape extremes, I have yet to paint all of the locations I would like.
We are checking into which churches in Kern County will host same sex marriage ceremonies. Do you know of any?
The fire has been held at around 75 acres at this time, and all Kern County resources will be off the fire lines by 9pm. US Forest Service and BLM firefighters will be on scene through the night and during the day tomorrow to keep the hot spots at bay. Approx 75 acres 0% containment (awaiting update) Approx 165 personnel
To all the Bakersfield Photographers out there that would like to do a little community service and help save lives. The photos the Kern County shelter get upon intake of the animals are often atrocious. This does not translate into adoptions or rescue. I am hoping I can find some photographers who could take some props, maybe bandanas and other doggie and kitty things and take some great photos of animals for networkers to share and save more lives. Let me know if you can help and I will direct you to the person at the shelter to set it up. THANKS!
Troy and his family are moving to ... What are some of the best things about Bakersfield and Kern County that they should look forward to?
Dr. Hocking is currently teaching through the book of Isaiah on Tuesdays! Hear it starting at 7:30 on the K-Wave Radio Network (107.9 in the Greater Los Angeles area, 91.3fm in the High Desert, 102.5fm and 660am in Kern County, 89.9fm in Kings County)!
Please help make Kern County AIDS Compassion Week the best ever!!! The following are some of the events planned! AIDS Affects EVERYONE so it is important for EVERYONE to help! June 20th Thursday PRESS Conference @ 10 AM @ Ricky's Retreat 910 Grace St. off Beale Ave. CAMPAIGN Seeking 11 HOME Sponsors in 7 Days!!! Be one of 11 Ricky's Retreat HOME Sponsors! Donate $576.90 to sponsor one monthly mortgage! We need 11 people to sponsor;) Ricky's Retreat Hospice Transitional Housing for Kern County persons living with AIDS. June 20th Thursday - June 27th Thursday Target Wish List and Hygiene Drive We are registered in Target's Gift Registry under Bakersfield's AIDS Project Ricky's Retreat for HOME needs. Purchase item/s and deliver to Martin's Meats and Deli 801-21st Street Donate Hygiene items! Shampoo, lotion, soap, deodorant, etc... Noon- 6 PM at Martin's Meats & Deli 801-21st Street Change your profile pic to one of you wearing your RED Ribbon for AIDS Awareness during this week!!! June 20th Thursday Take-o ...
Officer involved shooting within policy: An officer involved shooting has been determined to be within policy.
Flora and I are visiting the gals of The Mission at Kern County. These gals are being saved at the mission just...
Should hobbling be discontinued in Kern County? To vote, reply with: "Yes" or "No"
The Kern County Builders Exchange is moving forward and doing some great things!
{COMMUNITY} Library reading program and Kern County Nut Festival this week. Plus a promo! |
Want to go to the 1st Kern County Nut Festival this Saturday at Kern County Museum? Answer this to win two VIP...
Flora and I are loaded up and headed for Bakersfield!! We'll be visiting the Mission at Kern County to work with...
Free summer lunch program for kids to have several locations through out Kern ... - KERO
Kern County Fire is working an Anhydrous Ammonia leak in the community of Buttonwillow near Bakersfield. A 600ft evac order has been issued.
Free summer lunch program for kids: Kids lined up at different locations around Bakersfield this morning for a...
Mojave - Kern County - Man arrested after shooting at his girlfriend and her kids - she was leaving him -
I believe my connect makes some of the purest and finest hash oil in Kern County.
You'll always be Queen Kern in the county fair in my head.
High-Risk sex offender removed GPS: The Kern County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in ...
Guide to this weekend's first annual kern County Nut Festival:
We hope you all are ready for Nuttin' But Fun next weekend at Kern County's first Nut Festival, benefiting the Kern County Museum!
This Saturday, I'll be playing at the First Annual Kern County Nut Festival with Mento Buru.
Thomas Kinkade Collectibles from The Bradford Exchange Online
Part 1 of my Central Valley golf adventure. Kern County courses: and
On June 6, the Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield dismissed a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
Isolated thunderstorms today north of Kern county. Most numerous storms in the high Sierra around
Kern County Sherrif's Office: Immediate dismissal and prosecution of officers via
Photo: Kern County with my dad and step-family today.  I think there is quicksand in this water.
hey Ricky, congrats on a good show at Kern County Raceway!
California Condor Conundrum in Bear Valley Springs A big bird problem has flown into a Kern County community.
If you live in Frazier Park and you're seeing smoke, here's why. LA County firefighters were assisting the Forest Service with a fire south of Vista Del Lago Road, which is between Valencia and the Kern County line. Crews say it started as a vehicle fire that spread to the brush. It burned eight acres and tied up traffic. The fire is now contained.
Mutts on Mission helps homeless people at Mission at Kern County
County looking to 'constrain' spending: The 2012-2013 fiscal year was one of small but promising growth for Kern...
We've got to take a minute to talk about HEAT and DOGGIES! We've been made aware that several dogs in Kern County...
---I'm guessing they were kern county's finest!
In case you missed it, here is our "Miracle Mutts" story on ABC23 highlighting our program with the mutts and the...
The Kern County Sheriff's Office will no longer comment on the in-custody death of that is tragic
Cesar Chavez is tied to Kern County, but a lot of his successes were in Riverside County. His latest honor:
Silva Family Lawyer to File Civil Rights Claim Against Kern County Sheriff’s Office in Death of David...
Kern County, CA has secured $1.2B for windfarms They also just secured more eagle deaths & low property values.
Training for Special Operations in the Air Force concluded in Kern County - KERO
Drop by if you can make it today at the kern county soccer parks for Ryan Woolley's fundraiser.
Lawsuit t will be filed against Kern County Sheriff’s Office in the death of David Silva (
When it comes to confrontations between police officers and citizens, I've just about seen it all. For 31 years it was my great privilege to serve the good people of Kern County as a deputy district attorney, retiring in 2005. I graduated from Cornell University Law School in 1973.
"is really putting people at risk." -Tamara Tuivaiti, Deputy District Attorney, Kern County Domestic violence cases have spiked in Kern County--Click SHARE if you agree that the early release of criminals is putting Californians at risk.
Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley LAKE ISABELLA: Very good for catfish and largemouth bass action and some huge bass are showing. Calvin Walker, Bakersfield, had bass at 17 and 13 pounds this past week on Senkos. Doug McKinney, Bakersfield, land a 7-pounder, while Kristin McKinney, Bakersfield, had a 5-4, both on Brush Hawgs. Top catfish reported was a 12-pounder on a nightcrawler. The catfish are showing on shad, clams, and nightcrawlers and there are a lot of fish to 6 pounds, while the bass are best on crankbaits and Senkos with a lot of quality fish over five pounds reported. The trout bite is also pretty good with some limits reported in deeper water in the vicinity around the auxiliary dam. The bluegill bite is also good to excellent on wax worms and meal worms. Crappie fair. Share My Yahoo Print KERN RIVER: Very low flows in both the upper and lower river. In spite of this, the fishing remains good in the upper river with some quality holdover trout. The upper river trout bite is excellent f ...
Reporting from Bakersfield today: Kern County doctors in residency programs are the lowest paid in the nation compared to other residents, acc. to their union. They get $40,000/year, usually with at least $250,000 of debt from medical school. The docs here are protesting and demanding more, but many people think doctors are already overpaid. Thoughts? (Full disclosure: bf is about to start 1st year of residency.)
With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act slated for January, Kern County is warning of a stifling reduction in part-time county employee hours.
LOIS HENRY: One man's quest for answers stonewalled by Kern County By Lois Henry No one stonewalls like Kern County. John Hayes knows that better than most. Sept. 23, 2011, mountains south of Tehachapi. 9:45 a.m., Bill Bennett sustains massive head and spinal injuries after being hit by a tree. 9:59 a.m., Jess Witten, his boss, calls 911. 10:30 a.m., Kern County Sheriff's helicopter Air 5 launches from Bakersfield. 10:43 a.m., Both Kern County Fire Department Capt. Jason Nava and Hall Ambulance Unit 375 with a paramedic and emergency medical technician (EMT) arrive at the nearest road. Bennett is a quarter-mile in and must be reached by foot up a short hill, then across the mountain on a logging 'dozer line. Nava takes only a chainsaw with him, assuming the paramedics are right behind him with medical gear. 10:57 a.m., Air 5 locates Bennett. 11:03 a.m., Nava is on scene with Bennett. 11:06 a.m., Hall paramedics give up and are back in their ambulance after having refused a ride on a 'dozer and made no mor ...
Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterdays Honor Flight escorts. We were able to cover three flights (Kern County (Ca.), Lone Eagle, and Space Coast (Fl.). Kern County gave us a standing ovation when we walked out after parking the bikes, which was awesome. The Space Coast group ran into heavy traffic and some of the group got separated, but two (Dan Cabrera, John Maher) managed to deliver that group to the Air Force Memorial which was their first stop for the day. The rest of the group made it to the WWII memorial to greet them when they arrived there. Lone Eagle (National Honor Flight) did their outstanding job as usual bringing veterans who come from various locations together to insure they see their memorial. Thanks to Ralph Brignac and Bob Nelson for their work behind the lenses of their cameras to provide the pictures we all see. Thanks again, Keith
BAKERSFIELD -- Across the state, public outcry is growing over Kern County Sheriff's deputies who beat David Sal Silva, an unarmed man who died less than an hour after his screams for help fell silent. Authorities tracked down witnesses and confiscated their cellphones. A video on one of those phone...
*WARNING THE FOLLOWING MAY OFFEND SOME PEOPLE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE MY VIEW POINTS. SO DON'T TRY. THEY ARE MINE, AND MINE ALONE.*       Ok, I thought I would put this out there. It's come under scrutiny by many people I know that wonder, "What's Up With The *** Thing?" So I will explain this as best as I can. First, let me give you a little background about me and where I live. I grew up most of my life in Bakersfield California. A very ULTRA Conservative Republican city in California. It sits in the south part of the Central Valley, 2 hours to the north of L.A., 2 hours south of Fresno, 2 hours east of the California Coast, 2 hours west of Death Valley in the middle of Kern County. Kern County is an anomoly, it is a RED county in the middle of a BLUE state. We are one of the fastest growing cities in California and in the U.S., but we maintain small town views, feelings and opinions for the most part. It can be quite nice sometimes, but it does create quite the bit of friction with our citiz ...
Kern County Raceway Park will host its third race of its inaugural 2013 campaign with “Whelen Engineering Night” on Saturday night. NASCAR Whelen All-American Series CITGO Lubricants Late Models will race in twin 35 lap features and will be joined by the debuts of NASCAR Spec-Mods and NASCAR Mini Stocks.
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Ive officially made it to the 661 Kern County Area...
Silva's Justice Dear Kern County Sheriff's Office, It has come to our unfortunate attention that on Wednesday, the 8th of May, deputies of your office were directly involved in the death of a Bakersfield man by the name of David Silva. Let us remind you that your employment is only permitted by the people of your city. In exactly one week, on the 18th of May, at noon, we will let the responsible officers be judged by the people you serve. Private information will be released, details of the events leading to the beatings will be gathered, and we the people will act as one to determine the appropriate actions for these officers. These officers wanted to make a statement, and now, you have our undivided attention. We are Anonymous, We are Legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect us.
Going to Harrison for the weekend with Sean Kern hope we have fun who ever wants to chill I love you Katlyn Francias Brown with all my heart
Congrats Grads: The first round of Kern County high school graduations kicked off on Wednesday.
I am now officially an advocate for CASA of Kern County :)
Kitchell + DLR selected for the new Kern County Jail.
Kern County Transport is coming tomorrow to Burbank...Another 30 animals are going to be rescued!
Sonar helping to kick off our new Canine Therapy program at the The Mission at Kern County!!
Kern county fire now going defensive attack on Parmount at Stirrup, working house fire.
Abandoned + left in the crate OWNERS left them2 die in hot sunSickening They will go to the Kern County Shelter
I know I was in kern county for 3 days you miss me by a hair
A Gulf War veteran who went on a murderous rampage this weekend was a polite, serious student who embraced the Second Amendment when he lived in Kern County, his former teachers said Wednesday. But, one said, something changed after his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
From the lips of the head sheriff in Kern County:
We kicked off out Canine Therapy program at the Mission at Kern County today! Out pal Larissa from abc 23 captured...
Strong northwest winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will occur in the Kern County Mountains and the Antelope...
In Taft also known as the butt hole of kern county
Kern County leaders warn of health care system threat - Join talk at:
Give the gift of reading! Visit Coordinated by United Way of Kern County, celebrating 50...
Watch Kern County Board of Supervisors approve killing of endangered California Condors via "overriding...
The Kern County Coroner – who reports to the Kern County Sheriff - determined that Kern County deputies did not...
As harvesting of new potatoes in California’s Kern County moves into peak production, the marketing outlook ...
news: Kern County Fire assists Santa Barbara - The White Fire broke out aro...
July 19-21 summer madness , Bakersfield , Kern County Fairgrounds , lock the gates , party , drink up , cruise your ride , good vibes 🙌👌
Affordable Care Act could cost Kern County millions: BAKERSFIELD, CA - Kern County will soon be feeling the...
Pretty big news from BCHS: Eagles add boys and girls water polo, making two Kern County teams (Garces) with the sport.
the Tehatchappi range is in Kern County
Congratulations Brianna Wright and the Class of 2013!!! Your future is BRIGHT :)
Delano is the only major town in Kern County without a gun shop. Because of all the mexicans...
Lots of graduation ceremonies this week. Meet some of our area's top high school seniors.
Just because all this stuff has happened in Louisa recently does not mean there is something wrong with the county. ***
Laptop insurance - because accidents happen!
Getting reports of a sand storm in progress in Mojave, CA (Kern County) with winds gusting 70 mph. No t'storms nearby.
There's one Kern County softball team still playing: Rosamond, which plays Ventura-St. Bonaventure in Southern Section D-VI semifinals today
if I visit Kern County can I hire the fire dept to save me from the sheriffs dept? Dont want to be accidently beaten 2 death
Sacramento tries to prove to Kern County that their officers can kill citizens better - and aren't afraid of video.
We are thrilled to be a part of this program with the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County! Congrats on the start to...
would love for you to screen in true CA gas lands--Kern County--holler at to get in touch with Valley residents.
Guess who's going to the Kern County Nut Festival? We are! -June 15th from 10:00am-7:00pm!!
Seven DUI arrests made in Kern County over Memorial Day weekend...
Boys & Girls Club Teens Selected for 58 Paid Summer Interns | Boys and Girls Club of Kern County
Good morning FB peeps! If you live in Kern County please come out to the Crystal Palace on June 22nd for a fun...
T ON BEHALF OF FORMER PRISON INMATE IN VALLEY FEVER CASE $425,000 Settlement First of Its Kind Los Angeles, Calif.—Following a settlement conference in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams, in Los Angeles, late last week, Jason Feldman and Ian Wallach of Feldman & Wallach, Los Angeles, successfully settled a long-standing case on behalf of their client, Arjang Panah who sued the U. S. Government for not taking reasonable steps to prevent him from contracting an incurable disease—that of Valley Fever. Today, Judge Gary Allen Feess signed the Order effectively approving the parties’ agreement. While the government offered no admission of liability, it did agree to settle the case for the unprecedented amount of $425,000, rather than face a court trial which could have resulted in a higher payout. Panah had sued the U.S. Government for several million. Panah was a former inmate at the Taft Correctional Institution in Kern County, California where he was infected with an incurable and potential ...
A sad day for SCLRR Peeps, yesterday one of our dogs Ipo lost his life while being rushed to an Emergency Vet Clinic. He died from complications from pneumonia. This boy was pulled from the Kern County Animal Shelter where was not being treated and was very sick when SCLRR pulled him. Roberta and Lisa this pull was NOT a failure. This boy died in the loving arms of his Foster Family and not on a cold shelter floor unnoticed for hours. His bio remains open at present for SCLRR volunteers as a reminder and as a memorial to a special boy. Run free at the Bridge Ipo!
Just received some good news. I teamed up with Ecology & Environment on an EIR in Kern County and WE WON THE BID!
Thanks all for the bday wishes. You guys sure do know how to make an old lady feel special!! Had a great weekend bday trip to the mountains!
This weekend was great! camping and spending time with family. unforgetable! kern county, till next time...
Families and Community Leaders came together to honor our Veterans and fallen heroes at yesterdays Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Also, had the opportunity to thank Congressman Kevin McCarthy for his great support of Honor Flight Kern County.
Good morning Kern County! What do you have planned on this Memorial Day?
Good morning on this Memorial Day. Please take the time to honor those who have lost their lives. I'll be filling in for Mike Hart today, so if you're awake, tune in to "Good Morning Kern County."
The beating of David Silva, a father of four in California's Central Valley, garnered national attention after it was reported that deputies took away the ce...
My Father John Hector Branchaud died at the young age of 56, Memorial weekend 1978 in Kern County, The year before i Married my child bride Sherri Mednick Branchaud, Sherri was the only girlfriend i ever had that he actually approved of. We are both 56 this year and still miss him like it was yesterday.
Kern County says heart disease, not beating, caused man's death: David Sal Silva, videotaped in an altercation...
The L.A. Times: A man at the center of a videotaped altercation with Kern County Sheriff’s deputies month died from heart disease -- not baton blows, authorities said Thursday. The county coroner’s office labeled David Sal Silva’s death accidental, adding that the primary cause of death was hypertensive heart disease. During a news conference Thursday in Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood provided a detailed description of the deputies' actions. He also said there had been a rush to judgment against the deputies. Videos taken by witnesses showed baton blows and a struggle between Silva and deputies. But Youngblood said those blows were mainly to his midsection and were not fatal. Silva also received a bite from a K-9 dog. Toxicology tests showed Silva had amphetamines and methamphetamines in his system and a blood alcohol level of 0.095, the sheriff said. Youngblood said Silva resisted deputies and tried to attack the dog. The incident has received national attention, and the Sheriff' ...
Kern County's sheriff said the death of a Bakersfield man after a beating from deputies that was captured on video was an accident that happened primarily because of heart disease.
Kern County coroner: David Sal Silva hit by deputies died of heart disease, not blows. That is
In-custody death details to be released, citizens ask for review board Just hours before Sheriff Donny Youngblood is scheduled to hold a news conference about the in-custody death investigation of David Silva, a newly formed group called th...e Kern Unity Coalition is asking Kern County to form a citizens review board to investigate possible cases of law enforcement misconduct. The Coalition is made up of members from the Delores Huerta Foundation, California Civil Rights Coalition, and the National Coalition for the Advancement of Colored People. They met Thursday morning to announce their request. The Coalition says the request is in response to numerous victims that have died while in custody of local enforcement. The Coalition also says they are asking the Department of Justice to investigate Kern County as a whole for police misconduct. The Sheriff's news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. You can watch the conference live KGET TV-17, and on our website, It's also the subject of tonight ...
Two new videos from a cellphone showing Kern County deputies restraining a screaming David Sal Silva and then them seemingly trying to revive him were released by an attorney for witnesses who recorded the confrontation that resulted in the father of four's death.
Cooler air filling into Kern County overnight is providing dramatic cooling. Tuesday's afternoon high was 94°, which is almost 10° above our seasonal average...
I know there are a lot of transplants in Kern County, but let's see how far we reach. I am originally from Tipton, CA. Where are you from? GO! ~tm~
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Kern County deputies beat an intoxicated man to death in the street earlier this month, then detained and intimidated witnesses, confiscated video evidence, and arrested another man who spoke out. David Silva was beaten with batons, left in a pool of blood until an ambulance finally arrived after he...
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"Is this Rodney King all over again, but in Kern County?" Those are the words of lawyer David Cohn, referring…
Grand Fire in Kern County burns at 3,800 acres, is 25% contained, fire department says -
The untold story regarding the beating of James Moore, by one of the BEST Officers Bakersfield has ever had! Truly sad that Kern County would rather protect criminals and killers than a man and his family who stood for EXACTLY what (I thought) Law Enforcement is suppose to!...
We know that kids who develop an early love of reading -- and who read on grade level by third grade -- are much more likely to succeed in school than those who do not. Yet too many Kern County kids don't have access to appropriate books at home, especially during the summer.
We started at inLeague Press when this happened to Kelly Thomas on July 5th 2011. Six Fullerton Police officers Brutally Beat a Mentally ill Transient to dea...
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Great job by Jim Wheeler updating Bakersfield City Council this evening about recent accomplishments of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative.
Something's on fire to the west of us. Anyone know what it is?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Motor City Provides Donation To Local Dog Rescue BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - May 15, 2013 - Motor City Buick GMC today announced its partnership with Tehachapi-based dog rescue Marley’s Mutts to aid in efforts to find loving homes for at-risk dogs. A brand-new 2013 GMC Terrain, named the Motor City Mutt Mobile, has been provided to the animal non-profit for the transportation of staff and animals. The vehicle will also make public appearances as Marley’s Mutts travels to various Kern County events. “We’re proud to partner with Marley’s Mutts and offer our support towards their mission,” said General Manager, John Pitre. “At Motor City, we are committed to helping those who help others in our community – whether human or our furry friends.” Motor City chose the 2013 GMC Terrain for its all wheel drive performance and fuel efficiency. As a friend to both animal owners and their four-legged loved ones, the vehicle is the appropriate choice for any and all dog rescues. For mo ...
I got spray paint and tons of big pieces of cardboard. Who would like to give me ideas of messages to paint on them for the KC Sheriffs Dept? Wherever the signs end up the KC Sheriffs dept will see them!
The FBI is investigating whether police in Kern County, California, tampered with witness cell phone video after a deadly encounter with a suspect. Is there a double standard when it comes to surveillance OF the police instead of BY them?
Two witnesses who saw Kern County Sheriff's deputies beat David Silva before he died accused authorities of erasing one of the cellphone videos that captured the incident.
Outside agencies are getting involved in the Kern County Sheriff's Office in-custody death investigation. The sheriff's office Tuesday also said only one of two cellphones seized from witnesses contain video of the incident.
A woman hid this security video of the May 8th Kern County beating from police so that she could give it directly to the victim’s family.
The David Sal Silva case in Bakersfield is just beginning to get major media attention, including an article in The New York Times. The Los Angeles Times has quickly become one of the outlets providing constant updates of the case, which led to the Silva’s in-custody death after Kern County and Cali...
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Vegetation Fire: Frazier Park: Frazier Mountain Park Rd x Grand Terrace Dr (West of I-5): KCoFD, LPF on scene: 5-10 acres in medium/heavy fuel with a Moderate ROS. Fire is burning in South and East direction. LPF is the ordering point. Requesting 2nd alarm and 2 add'l Air Tankers for a total of 4.
Ok ATTN ALL LEO's in the house. Question for you on a serious nature. I always have these what if situation in my mind and what brought this one to mind was the instance recently where some officers reportedly beat a man to death with their batons in California. Now if they did thats up to a jury to decide. My question is this. As a normal citizen if you encounter a person that is what you interpret at "killing" another person deadly force can be used to stop the attack. Now put the a uniform on the person doing the killing. For example a LEO has a subject down that person is incapacitated not a threat or fighting back and the LEO continues to operate in a manor that is obviously causing serious bodily harm. Can deadly force be used against that LEO to stop the attack? Just a thought I support you guy 110%. I know that it would open up a legal Pandora's box for the person who shot the LEO or other arriving officers may perceive me as a threat now. Looking for some honest opi ...
Kern County Sheriff deputies not only confiscated phones from witnesses who recorded them beating a man to death last week. They apparently deleted footage.
Mounting pressure from national media and the local community still has not convinced California police to offer any explanation for why they confiscated cell phone video taken by witnesses who say eight or nine officers beat a helpless man to death. The Kern County Sherriff’s Office has responded to allegations of police brutality only by stonewalling reporters and the family of David Silva, 33, who died last week after witnesses say police took turns hitting the supposedly inebriated man in the head with their batons. Observers who phoned 911 to report the police abuse were later visited by detectives demanding they turn over any footage captured in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 8.
Kern County Sheriff's beat a drunk dude to death. A Lieutenant from Torrance must have gotten transferred up River. Pieces of work, I tell ya. Pieces of work.
If I kick the side of your car, IT'S BECAUSE YOU NEARLY RAN ME OVER. SLOW DOWN *** And don't back up and get out of your little czech car with your little czech attitude. and shout at me. BECAUSE I WILL DESTROY YOU.
On Kern County Sheriff's deputies murdering man, Kelly Thomas' father urges: 'We the people have got to stop this'
Woman gives video evidence of Kern County Sheriff's deputies murdering a man to the victim's family
Photoset: latimes: Allegations of brutality, coverup by police in death of Kern County man David Sal Silva,...
Woman talks to about secret video of Kern deputy beating, how she got it to dead man's family.
Woman w/ video of Kern beating: "How do I get it to the family before the cops come searching my house & destroy it?"
The Kern County Sheriff has asked the FBI to conduct investigation into the death of David Sal Silva (watch the video and arrest the cops)
Video: new footage of man beaten to death by Kern County deputies, obtained today by
Kern County beating: As police took cell phones, woman slips video to dead man's family
Kern County man dies after alleged beating by deputies
Kern County beating: Woman gave video to dead man's family: BAKERSFIELD — The woman was determined to get the ...
LIVE CHAT: Accusations of brutality, coverup, after man dies in alleged beating by Kern County deputies.
Kern County deputies involved in David Sal Silva's fatal beating are back at work
head PIG defends seizure of videos of fatal beating
PIGS involved in fatal beating are back at work
"Our credibility is at stake here," Kern County Sheriff tells in wake of deadly police beating:
Controversy grows over man beaten to death by Kern County, CA, deputies. Sheriff asks FBI to investigate:
FBI currently looking for Kern Cnty on map. MT Kern County Sheriff asks FBI to investigate man's death
Special Olympics host swim meet: Over 200 athletes with Kern County Special Olympics hit the pool Saturday for...
Don't forget David Sal Silva. Beaten to death by 8 cops. Protect and Serve!?
At sheriff's request, FBI joins investigation into fatal Kern County beating. with the latest developments:
Kern County Sheriff asks FBI to investigate man's beating death
Kern County Sheriff asks that "the FBI conduct a parallel investigation into the circumstances surrounding" the death of a man in custody.
FBI to investigate cell phone video of in-custody death: The following is a news release from the Kern County...
BREAKING: Kern County Sheriff asks FBI to aid in investigation of man's beating death. More coming
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Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has asked the FBI to run a parallel investigation. Is this the right call?
Kern County officials request FBI investigation into the death of a suspect allegedly beaten while in custody.
Sheriff: FBI requested to look at video: Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has announced that he has now re...
Kern County Sherifs Deputies beat man to death with batons then stole witnesses cell phones w/o warrant after learning it was on camera
ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING: Police beat father to death, arrest bystanders, and seize cell phones
Authorities in Kern County, California are defending themselves against criticism for confiscating cell phone video of seven sheriff’s deputies’ fatal encounter with a 33-year-old man.
I think we need checks and balances on our police. Unless cities want to payout massive lawsuits something has to be done. Such as in this Sonoma County suburb or even the murder by police officers in Kern County.
The death of Bakersfield father of four David Sal Silva immediately following his apparent beating Wednesday by Kern County law enforcement officers raises questions that have been asked in Bakersfield many times before -- questions about the use of deadly force by police.
A California man begged for his life as a pack of Kern County Sheriff's deputies beat him to death before seizing the cell phones of witnesses who recorded the incident on video.
I wish neighbor's party-goers would stop turning their music back up after i go over and ask that they turn it down. I waited until after 10:30pm to ask the first time, 11:15pm the second. Next time I'm going to have the Kern County Sheriff's Deputy kindly ask on my behalf. I don't want to be a jerk, but geez- I've went over twice myself and asked. My bedroom window butts up right next to their back yard (where the music is). My kids and wife are trying to sleep. Have a little respect, right?
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NEWS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 10TH, 2013 LEAD AMMO BILL PASSES COMMITTEE The bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition has passed through the Assembly Appropriations Committee and will now head to the Assembly floor for consideration. The bill passed on a vote of 11-5. AB 711 was introduced as a way to help prevent the lead poisoning of scavengers such as the California condor, who, according to some reports, ingest the lead ammunition from the bodies of animals shot by hunters. The use of lead ammunition has already been banned in certain areas that the condor inhabits including areas in Kern County. Opponents state that the science is not yet conclusive that ammo is the culprit behind the poisonings and that this is just a plot to completely ban hunting. Supporters claim this is an environmental issue and that the science is very conclusive that lead ammunition is, in fact, harming many different species. COMMENTS SOUGHT ON TOBIAS RESTORATION PROJECT The Forest Service is seeking comments on its plan to res ...
I am reposting this quote provided by an ex student of mine Corrine Huston Halls. It is particularly important for Teacher Appreciation Week. It is also relevant for Kern County as Steinbeck's works were banned from Kern County libraries for years by an act of the Board of Supervisors. The "Grapes of Wrath" was banned from all Kern High School District classes until a gifted East High teacher Vernon Bell had the courage to use it in his American Literature classes in 1972. Inspired teachers understand that censorship denies the mind the "food" necessary for it to grow. Thanks to the great teachers for what they do. Beware of the censors.
Join us we have less than 20 days till May 21st election. Talking to every voter counts. Kern folks join us this weekend in Bakersfield.
Without any measurable rainfall in the immediate future, Kern County will likely face a serious water shortage this summer. We're on pace to break the record for the lowest Kern River water flow since we've been measuring it.
1st Saturday African Dance class experience will also feature an authentic African folk story by Princess Mary Ade' Ajayi. She is from the Ado Village, Ekiti State of Nigeria. Real exciting drumming. If you are in Kern County you don't want to miss this African cultural experience. You are not obligated to dance, if you just want to appreciate African culture. come & show your support for this unique & culturally enriching program.
The Bakersfield Oil Field to Berkeley Sports Field tax is back. Kern County industry pays for the college experience.
Dog apparently mauled to death in local animal shelter: Officers made a disturbing discovery at a Kern County...
Deputy pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges: A Kern County Sheriff's deputy accused of inappropriately...
Man in custody after hour long standoff: A man involved in a standoff with Kern County Sheriff's deputies and ...
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